Are you feeling sluggish, brain-foggy and tired? Do you find it hard to wake up in the mornings?
It could be down to a number of things.
Have you ever thought about rising with the sun? Does that sound scary…? It’s a fantastic feeling. I’ve been doing it for a long time and the rewards are surprising.
There’s no denying that getting to bed early for a good night’s sleep, followed by rising early, accomplishing *something* by sunrise; exercising, breathing properly-fully, meditating and eating a hearty breakfast to kickstart our metabolism, is a very good way to start the day before work, right? Is this what your morning looks like? What’s stopping you?
Getting up at 6am to cultivate sauca & grab a shower, drinking some warm lemon & ginger (Ayurveda swears by waking up the digestive tract gently) and then heading to a 7.30am yoga class may seem like hard work, if not a world away. Especially if you’re not used to this kind of routine. But that’s just it; routine. Replacing old habits with new ones. It’s entirely possible! If you want it, you can have it.
Start with this early morning yoga class.
The Monday 7.30am Sunrise Yoga class with Nina, at Meadowlark happens only once a week, and focuses on waking up for the whole week ahead! Waking the body, the mind, and spirit. A gentle yet invigorating practice, focusing not only on the body but cultivating mindfulness; going inwards to connect to yourself on an honest level, listening to what your body needs and taking it from the practice.
I guarantee you will feel the benefits of it, ALL DAY LONG.
It’s important to nourish the body not just with food, but through asana, movement, and mind with positive thinking (this actually changes our body chemistry, so it too becomes ‘positive’). Cultivating kindness towards ourselves, setting intentions that will engage and drive us. Moving, in a way that allows the body to stretch, destress, relax and feel exhilarated. The connective tissues, that hold our bodies together, may get stiff & sticky over time, if we don’t move them (in different directions) often. It can lead to all sorts of health problems, not just on a physical level, but also mental.
All of this is yoga. Feeling good in yourself, about yourself, in the present moment, is yoga.